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... cistern, there were two sculptured Medusa heads, one is upside down and the other is on her side. That is where Dan Brown ended the suspense of his story. We spent an afternoon visiting Topkapi Palace and Chora Monastery. Both places have lots of fantastic art work and historical relics and definitely deserve more time than we had. We need to return to Istanbul and spend more time in this great city. From Istanbul we flew a short time to Izmir, the 3rd biggest city in Turkey. ...
... many of the rooms housing its most spectacular artifacts were closed for renovation, but they still had some really interesting stuff to see) and indulging in a long, relaxing dinner that ended with no fewer than three glasses of Turkish tea for each of us :). It was hard to say goodbye this morning, but I'm definitely glad that we got to spend the time together. The week went by incredibly fast! I distracted myself from feeling lonely by taking a ferry to the town ...
Still on the 'discover Turkey' before we leave theme, we are taking the Bosphorous boat trip today.
We arrive just in time before it sailed, we decided to sit inside and as it wasn't very busy secured a window seat each. It was coffee time, so we bought some from the small buffet counter on board.
We followed the information in the guide book about the various building and sites along the way, the boat made several stops at villages on ...
... it was Greek mythology. After this we moved on to the Sultanahmet Mosque or the blue mosque. men may not have arms or legs showing and women must do the same and cover their hair. they do supply you with the right attire if needed. shoes also must be removed upon entry. this was possibly the best thing I saw today. considering it was my first time in a mosque and the fact that it was this one. the ceilings were beautiful and ornate. at this point we were ready to go and I was exhausted. ...
... boasting -- among other things -- the largest crystal chandelier in the world! It was beautiful even in the dark because it is only lit for state occasions. However, I did download a picture of it alight from the internet for you and me.